Colonia del Sacramento Travel Blog› entry 59 of 65 › view all entries
July 23rd, 2007 – by: rendacortes
The bridge was raised by chains, which gives an idea of how old it was. Once you crossed the bridge there was a really nice big plaza, surrounded by cafes and restaurants. We took a look around, Em posed next to a canyon and we walked around the shore, enjoying the beautiful sun and sky, but the wind was piercingly cold and we soon took shelter at a restaurant where we had a Milanesa Napolitana (breaded veal cutlet with ham and cheese), hmmm! The rest of the day we walked around the city, weaving among the beautiful streets, and avoiding twisting an ankle in the incredibly uneven coobles. An interesting part of the city was a street called the "Streets of Sighs" named during the time that Colonia was a military city. Anyway, this street was where prostitutes worked, who (as all women do) would make the men sigh, hence the name.
We had dinner at a really nice place called Barrio Viejo, hoping to blow our last hundreds of Uruguayn Pesos, and it pretty easy to do it by eating some delicious pasta and some wine. We did some more walking of the city, which looked beautiful at the nighttime.
Sleep was hard to come by because our bed was shaped like the letter U, so we would both converge at the same place, leading to a lack of sleep. A little cranky, especially because of a not so great breakfast, we headed over to port, where the tough morning continued. The line to at immigration was long, in a cramped space, and the customs form was incredibly confusing. Eventually, we got past all the hurdles and got onto the boat, which actually looked and felt more like an airplane. We bought a Twix at the duty free area to cheer us up, and we were off to Buenos Aires.
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